Showing posts with label Dubai Airshow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dubai Airshow. Show all posts

12 November, 2017

Large 787 order for Boeing from Emirates and 5 more for Azerbaijan Airlines

Fantastic opening to Dubai Air Show 2017

The Dubai Air Show has kicked off with a spectacular flypast by the UAE aerobatic display team and an Emirates A380.  The Dubai Air Show, one of the leading airshows of the world also launched with a flurry of orders for commercial aircraft. One of the first announced from Boeing was an order from Emirates for 40 787-10 Dreamliners, it is a deal which includes the aeroplanes and related equipment, is valued by Boeing at $15.1 billion at current list prices. Although, thanks to discounts, tax breaks and US Government subsidies the price is much much less. 

The Dubai based Emirates has rapidly grown to become one of the worlds biggest airlines as well as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world. They will be the first airline to receive the new 777X due in 2020. The 787-10 will both complement the Emirates 777 fleet as well as replacing some of the older models. It is said to have a 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and emissions than the aircraft it replaces.

"Emirates' orders today will be delivered from 2022, taking the airline well into the 2030s. Some of these will be replacements so that we maintain a young and efficient fleet, and others will power our future network growth. We see the 787 as a great complement to our 777 and A380 fleet, providing us with more flexibility to serve a range of destinations as we develop our global route network," said His Highness Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group. "It has always been Emirates' strategy to invest in the most advanced and efficient aircraft, and today's orders reflect that. Today's announcement also speaks to our confidence in the future of aviation in the UAE and the region."

Read on for details of the Azerbaijan order......